Happy Birthday Gyanendra …

Gyanendra Shah, the past king of Nepal, celebrated his 64th birthday and many wished him a happy birthday. The photo below features people in line to wish the former king birthday wishes.

A facebook user, Anand Agrawal, posted the photo above and the comment on it really makes sense:

People can do what ever they like in democracy, …. But why are these kids in that line to greet Ex-King Gyanendra, …. kids are suffering under the SUN, and at the same time the Teacher on the line
is wearing umbrella!! what a foolish scene, and teachers of that school.

Yes, it can only happen in Nepal.

Journalism Ethics, Maya Bazin, Smita Thapa, and Kantipur

UPDATE: One of the admins of the site hosting Maya’s video has replied to our question about the background of Maya Bazin. Here is what they have to say:

She’s a |**rn girl. That’s why she’s lying. Most girls don’t want to give away their real background so she made something up. ….

I hope the editors in Saptahik have learned the lesson.


Last time, when the infamous sex tape of Namrata Shrestha was covered in various media, BBC Nepali initiated a discussion on the Journalist ethics and responsibility. At that time many media houses, including Kantipur publication, choose to ignore the issue and acted as if the scandal didn’t happen.

The time has changed. It seems, Kantipur is regretting the noble decision it made at that time.

When Kantipur published an interview of an intoxicated and sexually aggressive model/actress, Smita Thapa, we questioned its real purpose. A latest front-page article about a sex film actress, Maya Bazin, has made the interview of Smita Thapa insignificant to talk about.

As far as I know, it is illegal to make or sell sex films in Nepal. Such act is punishable by law. Does that make it illegal to create undue interest on such films in general public? I hope, the law pundits will answer the question in comment.

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Miss Nepal 2010 to get a Car

missnepal_new There is one more reason to participate in this year’s Miss Nepal. The Dabur Special Miss Nepal 2010 title and crown winner will also take home a Chery QQ3 car. Hidden Treasure, the organizer of the beauty pageant, in a press release has also announced that the submission dates for the applications has been extended to July 16, 2010.

The Hidden Treasure, Dabur Nepal and Bama Motors have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the gift car for the Dabur Special Miss Nepal 2010. The first runners-up will receive a Mahindra scooter.

The winner of Miss Nepal will represent Nepal in the Miss World Pageant in Vietnam and the first runner-up will represent Miss Earth Pageant to be held in Philippines.

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